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5 Questions about Pool Closings (Winterizing) in New Jersey

Holiday Pools of Monmouth County shares five common questions when it comes time to close (winterize) your pool in New Jersey.

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How Can I Extend My Pool Season?

Sometimes, the places we grow up in can shield us from the realities of the rest of the world. We forget that our experiences can be and usually are much different than the experiences of someone else. Growing up in Florida means we can enjoy our pools all-year round. Unfortunately, this isn't true for most families. In fact, I'd guess that an overwhelming majority of swimming pools close before Christmas. This leaves northern pool owners asking themselves, "How can I extend MY pool season?"

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5 Unique Pool Games Your Kids Will Love!

Kids pool games are the perfect way to keep your kids busy and outside if you have a pool. Banish summer boredom and get your kids outside more with these summer activities – 5 pool games your kids will love all summer long! From 2 player pool games to team pool games, there is something for everyone here. Your kids will love teaching their friends how to play and you’ll love that they’re keeping entertained and having fun all summer long with these pool games for kids.

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Dive Into Pool Ownership Without Drowning In Debt

Bright sunshine, warm temperatures and lazy days by the pool are just ahead, and many homeowners are dreaming of their own backyard oasis where they can cool off or throw a great party whenever they wish. Pools are among the nation’s most popular home-improvement projects and have been for decades.

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Signs You Need To Replace Your Pool Liner

Other than a giant, gaping hole ripped into the wall of your vinyl liner by the family dog, how can you tell when it is time to replace a pool liner?

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Interesting Pool Trends

We have far evolved from the basic, white, rectangular swimming pool. Over the years, new trends in swimming pool construction and remodeling have really made pools original, unique and very customized. Read on for inspiration for your future or current Monmouth County swimming pool.

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Add a Little Something Extra to Your Pool with These Features and Enhancements

From waterfalls to impressive lighting, there are endless possibilities for adding extras when remodeling your Monmouth County swimming pool. When you include additional features to your swimming pool area, you are enhancing and customizing your backyard environment. Remember – even the smallest changes can make a difference with a pool remodel. Not only will these features add enjoyment to your swimming pool experience, but they can also possibly add value to your home.

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Tips and Tricks for Tough Algae

As the weather warms up in Monmouth County and the swim season starts, swimming pool water quality beings to suffer and algae often begins to grow. There are three main types of algae, Green algae, Black algae and Yellow/Mustard algae. Green algae is pretty easy to eradicate, but Yellow/Mustard and Black algae are difficult to kill and can make the job of a pool service professional challenging. Here, Holiday Pools of Monmouth County provides a few tips for identifying and eradicating each type.

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In-Ground vs Above-Ground Pools

Holiday Pools of Monmouth County provides the pros and cons of In-Ground vs. Above-Ground Pools. An in-ground pool in Monmouth County is far more aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable. However, deciding on an inground pool versus an above ground pool depends on your budget and where you live. In regions of the country where it's warm most of the year, an in-ground pool installed in the backyard is almost expected. In cooler areas or for tight budgets, an above-ground pool may fit the bill.

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5 Tips To Improve Your Swim This Winter

If you've made it your winter goal to improve your swimming, you don't need to spend hours and hours in the pool each week to do so. Here are the top five easy ways to improve your swim this winter.

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5 Tips on Selecting a Pool Contractor in Monmouth County

Looking to install an inground pool in your New Jersey backyard? This can be an exciting prospect, but first you have to find a pool contractor that won’t take you for a ride. This decision can be a stressful one, but if you do your research it should go smoothly.

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A New Jersey Bill Protects Pool Owners from Low Prices

Americans are getting their pools ready for summer. If you live in New Jersey, you might soon be breaking the law if you drain your pool without a license. New Jersey lawmakers will vote on a bill introduced last week by state senator James Beach that would license “pool and spa service contractors, and pool and spa builders and installers.”

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Exercising While Being Out In Nature?! Bonus!

The kids are back to school, and now is the perfect time to relax, hop in the pool, and get a good workout in! Why does it have to be in the pool, you wonder? The weight of the water provides a natural resistance which strengthens muscles and boosts cardio intensity. When submerged...

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There's Still Nothing Like Having The Best Pool In Town

Today's evolving renters and condominium buyers are signing their leases and making their purchase decisions based on a feeling they receive upon realizing a sense of community exists within the development. This community awareness has shifted from previously organized cooking classes hosted in a show kitchen. Instead, the tranquil waters in a clean refreshing pool have become the main luring attraction that gets people to seal the deal. This amenity is not limited to community pools, but extends to any backyard pool. Holiday Pools reminds you that the perfect place to plan a party is in your very backyard with a pool party! Let's take a dip!

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10 Pool Maintenance Tips That You Need To Try

The idea of having a pool in your own backyard will always be incredibly glamorous. It’s easy to give into daydreams of hosting weekend parties, adopting an invigorated fitness routine that includes laps after work, and spending long afternoons lounging poolside while cultivating the perfect tan.

But, in those daydreams, one crucial element of pool ownership is often forgotten: the maintenance. So here are 10 pool maintenance tips to keep your pool crystal clear.

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How to Swim Like an Olympian (Plus an All-Levels Workout)

Regularly hitting the pool can be a powerful form of exercise. According to U.S. Masters Swimming, the benefits of swimming include cardiovascular fitness, weight control, increased muscle tone and endurance, and stress reduction. Check out these tips on how to swim like an Olympian and get the most out of your swimming work out.

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Monmouth, Ocean Counties: Get Your Pool Ready for Summer!

We've been ready for the warm weather and sunshine of summer for months.  Now it's time to get your pool ready.  When opening and maintaining your pool, working with a professional saves you both time and money in the long run.  Consider these valuable tips when opening your pool.

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10 Essential Trends for Your Custom Built Swimming Pool

Designer pools are a popular addition to your home. They can completely transform an outdoor space and serve as a fun and functional space for the whole family. The best homes across the globe celebrate summer in style – with exquisite pool designs that are well and truly integrated into the design aesthetic and personality of the home.

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Pool Safety Tips

Swimming pools and spas are great places for exercise, socializing and lots of family fun. Whether you find yourself in your backyard pool, at a neighbor’s in-ground pool party or even a public pool, it’s important to ensure everyone follows these simple safety steps to stay safer in and around the water.

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Purchasing A Swimming Pool

A home swimming pool can bring years of enjoyment; an in-ground pool can represent a permanent improvement to your property. But plan carefully before you build a swimming pool. Following is basic information about swimming pools and guidelines to help you with the important decisions you'll be making when you decide to buy a pool of your own.

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Pool Landscapes

The idea of exactly when summer starts and ends depends on where you live and also on the fickle global climate that is becoming even more unpredictable with each day. Regardless of the weather variations, it is safe to say that most of us love to get out and spend some time on the pool deck when the sun is indeed finally out.

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How to Know if You Need a New Pool Liner

A vinyl pool liner typically lasts eight to 12 years with proper maintenance and care, and many pool liners don’t show any signs of wear for much of this time. Over time, however, the weather and pool chemicals cause the liner to deteriorate, and this can lead to problems. Learn to recognize the signs that indicate your pool liner should be replaced.

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How to Keep Your Pool Cover On

One of final steps to closing your pool down in the winter is to cover it. A swimming pool cover protects the interior of your pool, and it prevents rain, animals and debris from getting inside. This makes less work when you reopen the pool in the spring or summer.

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Mesh Vs. Solid Pool Cover

When it comes to buying a safety cover, you have to ask yourself, “what kind of pool owner am I?” Are you the lazy pool owner who bought an automatic pool cleaner, skimmer, solar cover, and completely automated the pool so you didn’t have to lift a finger? Or, are you the type of pool owner who finds it relaxing, or doesn’t mind taking care of the pool?

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Swimming Pool Heaters

To extend the swimming season after summer has come and gone, manyd people are turning to swimming pool heaters. A heater is great to have, especially with colder days. If you’ve thought about buying a heater for your swimming pool, there are probably a lot of things that you’ve found yourself wondering.

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Swimming Routines

All of the major swimming strokes strengthen and rely on your core or abdominal muscles. The most common swim stroke -- freestyle -- is the easiest to master and most efficient. It uses body rotation, which relies on your abdominal muscles to keep you aligned in the water while breathing. Breaststroke and butterfly, if you swim them efficiently, also work your core muscles and provide a more intense workout; however, breaststroke and butterfly are more challenging strokes best left to advanced swimmers.

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Chlorine or Saltwater Pools

Saltwater pools are on the rise as an alternative to traditional chlorine-based pools. Aside from being a more natural option, saltwater pools have a number of advantages. They don't require you to buy, store, or handle a lot of chemicals. These pools also need less routine maintenance. Although they are more expensive upfront, they pay for themselves after a few years because of reduced running costs. If you are thinking about installing a pool in your home, you should consider getting a saltwater swimming pool.

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Swimming Pool Waterfalls

A lot of swimming pools these days feature stunning waterfalls along the edges to create a much more enticing visual appeal. These types of waterfalls are built so the water falls down into the swimming pool, creating a continuous and never ending water flow with the pool. Sometimes, there are small bulbs placed around the pool, helping to give the water a glittery effect once the water from the waterfall makes contact with the water in the pool.

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Pool Safety

Drownings are a preventable cause of death and injury for children. By putting proven safety behaviors and systems into practice, you and your family will be much more secure in and around public and residential pools.

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The Importance of Pool Covers

Swimming pools lose energy in a variety of ways, but evaporation is by far the largest source of energy loss. Evaporating water requires tremendous amounts of energy. It only takes 1 Btu (British thermal unit) to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree, but each pound of 80ºF water that evaporates takes a whopping 1,048 Btu of heat out of the pool.

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The Ultimate Guide to Swimming Pools

From permanent in ground pools to above ground pools that you can empty and store during the winter, you'll want to explore all the swimming pools available before making your purchase.

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